Tuesday, January 10, 2006
I have a love/hate relationship with technology. RM is a techie. He doesn't have the budget to be a true techie, but he generally loves tech gadgets. Case in point, the man is spending some of his Christmas money on night sight goggles. Yes, you read that correctly, night goggles... For camping... Now take my feeling about technology. I love my laptop and see the wisdom of the cell phone, though I use it only for emergencies. I like TV and appreciate the remote. (Especially since my father refused to upgrade to a TV with a remote and made me change the channels until I went away to college.) I like the power windows and junk on my car. I've gained an appreciation for DVD ROMs, DVD and CD Burners, and have downloaded MP3s on my computer. I use a digital camera. I have a blog. For the most part though, I can be a bit resistant. Here's some evidence of that: RM practically told me that he would stop dealing with my computer unless I got more RAM to make it go faster. My laptop's battery is toast, yet I'm having trouble coughing up the dough to replace it. RM downloaded some awesome software to make banners and buttons for the blog, but I haven't done anything about it. Now why do I really hate technology sometimes? Because sometimes the stupid stuff that's supposed to make your life easier is the bane of hell. It's taken three days to figure out why my new ipod shuffle (a bridesmaid gift from the wedding I just was in) and itunes wouldn't work on my computer. It's fixed now, but I now have problems with my firewall interfering with the use of MSN Messenger and Outlook. ARGH!!! I want to scream, I really do. So to distract myself from my technology woes, I present you with this meme that I've picked up. I actually saw this and played along on two other blogs, Laura's and Jess's. I'd love to hear what you guys come up with! It's lots of fun. If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL MEMORY OF YOU AND ME. It can be anything you want--good or bad--BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you're finished, post this on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.